“Beth Palin, a non-practicing attorney and owner of Bristol Laboratories (BL) and Mountain Empire Medical Care (MEMC), has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of healthcare fraud, conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and offering or paying a kickback. Palin’s husband, Joseph Webb, was indicted on the same charges, and otolaryngologist Dr. Mary Curtiss was indicted on charges of healthcare fraud, conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and receiving a kickback…. The government alleges Palin and Webb required Dr. Curtiss to order ‘…excessive, medically unnecessary quantitative and qualitative urine drug screens from Bristol Labs’, the results of which were not used to ‘guide treatment of MEMC’s patients.’ “
For what it’s worth (which may be very little), for every article I send relating to business abuses within the substance abuse arena, I could easily also send scores of articles I receive daily about the larger abuses within the medical health care field. Of course, “those people” are wearing white lab coats and went to medical school, so that is apparently more socially acceptable…. And it may also get you elected Governor of Florida at the same time!